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Nationalized health care heads to the Senate


 

Last night, in a historic moment for partisanship, the Democrats in congress passed the House version of Obamacare. 

In the end, it took 219 Democrats and one Republican Representative to pass the legislation, 2 more than was necessary.

The lone Republican is from a largely Democratic seat in New Orleans.  176 Republicans and 39 Democrats voted against the legislation.

Now, attention will shift to the Senate, which will soon be working through the difference between the House and Senate bills. 

The story will be different in the Senate: 58 Democrats, 2 Independents, and 40 Republicans.  At least 36 Senators will be up for re-election in the next election cycle, including Democratic leader Harry Reid. 

 For more info:  See the NPR article on the 2010 elections

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